A ruling by a federal judge Wednesday night kept in play a temporary ban on executions in Arizona, but it also allows condemned prisoners to press forward with a lawsuit protesting the way the state has carried out the death penalty.
About an hour outside of Phoenix, a lot of people think of the White Tank Mountains as the middle of nowhere. But, that’s not going to be the case in the near future, according to Ian Dowdy with the White Tank Mountains Conservancy.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Department of Transportation closed a 60 mile stretch of the freeway again. That was the seventh closure in the last few weeks due to blowing dust picked up from a plowed field near San Simon.